Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!
Race and society
Empathy begins with awareness, knowledge, and understanding. Our librarians selected these resources to illuminate the history of racism in America so we can work toward understanding and equity.
Together, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!
From September 15–October 15, we share and celebrate the history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latinx Americans of past and present. Here you’ll find videos, podcasts, articles, and recommended reading to learn more and celebrate.
A Long Petal of the SeaIsabel Allende
Alma and How She got Her NameJuana Martinez-Neal
Bravo! : poems about amazing HispanicsMargarita Engle
Día de los MuertosHannah Elliot
El libro de EvaCarmen Boullosa
I am Not Your Perfect Mexican DaughterErika L Sanchez
Más Allá (Book Club in a Bag)Julia Alvarez
Once I Was You : a memoir of love and hate in a torn AmericaMaria Hinojosa
Proud to be Latino! : Food = ComidaAshley Marie Mireles
Turning Pages: my life storySonia Sotomayor
Greater Medford Multicultural Virtual Fair
The multicultural fair is an annual project of Friends of the Multicultural Fair, a group of the city of Medford’s Multicultural Commission. This year due to smoke and rising cases of COVID-19 the fair will be virtual! Come celebrate with live, family friendly events featuring artists, music, and more.
Visit the the Greater Medford Multicultural Fair Facebook page for a link to the virtual fair on Saturday, September 25 between 11 am–2 pm.
There’s no question: talking about race can be sensitive.
Racial stereotypes and bias begin at a shockingly young age. It can happen without parental input, just by the racial stereotypes so prevalent in society. As early as six months, a baby’s brain can notice race-based differences, and can internalize racial bias by ages two to four.
Art and Museums
- DC Latino Street Murals: A Virtual Tour
- Visit the streets of DC and explore its historical and beautiful works of art!
- The National Register of Historic Places
- Lists many properties significant for Hispanic Heritage.
- Zeke Peña — artist highlight
- Zeke Peña is a Xicano storyteller and cartoonist from El Paso, TX. He makes comics and visual narratives that reclaim stories and remix history. His artwork can be found in books including the children’s 2020 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award, “My papi has a motorcycle” by Isabel Quintero.
- Smithsonian Latino Center
- The Smithsonian Latino Center is the corazón of Latinidad at the Smithsonian. View music performances and interviews with artists and smithsonian curators.
- BASE: BLACK ALLIANCE AND SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT
- BASE provides events, community information-sharing, connection, support, and resources that work towards the well-being and advancement of Black people in Southern Oregon.
- Unete OR
- Unete, Center for Farm Worker Advocacy strives to empower and enrich the lives of farm workers and their families through education, cultural presentations, advocacy, and representation in issues that affect their lives.
- COALITION FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
- The Coalition of Communities of Color (CCC) addresses the socioeconomic disparities, institutional racism and inequity of services experienced by our communities.